Endorsements

If you would like to make an endorsement of this project to be posted on this page please use our Endorsement Form. We welcome support from our military (active, reserve, retired, widows), businesses, private individuals, government officials, schools, colleges, and other organizations.

Important Note: Some endorsements will reference the War on Terrorism Memorial. Those endorsements were made prior to the memorial’s name change. The name is now Freedom Reigns Memorial.

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An endorsement is purely a show of support for this distinctive memorial concept to honor the heroes who have died in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and is not presented as sponsorship of the designers, the board, selected contractors, location, or fund-raising methodologies. Neither does an endorsement imply or support any political affiliation nor does it imply an endorsement by an entire company, group, service branch, college, or other organization unless so stated. In addition, any endorsement is not meant to give the appearance of sponsorship, sanction, endorsement, or approval by DoD.

Pulsing StarActive/retired military or other DoD employees who are considering making an endorsement but are concerned about the “Joint Ethics Regulation (JER)” (DoD 5500.7-R), please read this page.

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governor-henry-letter-photoOklahoma Governor Brad Henry

“Oklahoma has a long and storied military heritage that spans more than a century. Most recently, many members of the Oklahoma National Guard have served in the War on Terrorism…”

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wyatt-letter-photoMajor General Harry M. Wyatt III

“This letter is to confirm our intent that the Oklahoma National Guard will host the Global War on Terrorism Memorial here in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.”

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45th-letter-photo45th Infantry Division Museum

“…and the 45th Infantry Division Museum, now over 30 years old, is the logical place for this Global War on Terrorism Memorial.”

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cold-spring-letter-photoCold Spring Granite

“We would like to thank you for the opportunity to be involved in the War on Terrorism Memorial honoring the military personnel who fight for our country…”

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Buzz AldrinAstronaut, Space Pioneer & Author

buzz-aldrin-photoI graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1951. I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served as a jet fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, where I flew 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres. After leaving Korea, I was an aerial gunnery instructor at Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada, and later an aide to the dean of faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The brave men and women who are fighting to defend America’s freedom should command the highest respect and admiration. The fallen should be honored and remembered today.

I support the efforts of Freedom Memorials to erect the National Afghanistan & Iraq Freedom Reigns Memorial destined for Thunderbird Park at the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City. Let us all show the families and the world we care and will always remember the ultimate sacrifices made by those who volunteered to serve our great nation.


honor-and-remember-photoHonorandRemember.org endorses this memorial to our fallen heroes of the war on terrorism. Our experience with Gold Star Families reinforces our belief that their loved ones must not be forgotten. The goals of Honor and Remember and the Freedom Memorials coincide in an effort to make the public constantly aware of the sacrifices made for us by the men and women of the military.

Tom Leisher, MCPO, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, Military/Veterans Affairs
HonorandRemember.org


scott-yagemann-photoScott Yagemann

I would like to endorse the war on terror memorial. I’m a Hollywood screenwriter with credits that include the Warner Bros. movie “187” starring Samuel L. Jackson.


marvin-sineath-photoMarvin H. Sineath, D.A.V.

I am happy to support this memorial to our soldiers involved in The War on Terrorism. We often forget the sacrifice needed to maintain our freedom. We need to remember to pray for those in harms way and for the family members of those who give the ultimate sacrifice. We also need to be willing to offer assistance to those that come home scarred, mentally and physically. I want to thank those that have taken the time and effort to make this happen.


brandon-dewey-photoI wholeheartedly endorse this project. There are those who gave everything who need to be honored. As the father of a US Marine killed in action in Iraq I cannot begin to tell you the feelings I have when I see the artist illustration of the memorial. We continue to pray for those who are serving and ask that Americans support our troops wherever they are.

Mark Dewey
Proud Gold Star Parent of
LCpl Brandon C Dewey
3/1, India Co, 1st Plt
KIA 1-20-06 suicide car bomb Haqlaniyah, Iraq, Al Anbar Province


The War on Terrorism Memorial is something that needs to be done right away. Waiting any time no less to be done after this conflict is over, honestly, is wrong! These are our soldiers that risked everything he or she loved for his or her Country, protecting America against terrorism since 911. Protecting each of the 300,000,000 Americans liberties, freedom and the way of live each enjoy. So I urge everyone to support The War on Terrorism Memorial TODAY! You don’t owe the families of the fallen soldier. However, you owe this honor to the soldiers that have given the ultimate sacrifice to you and AMERICA.

Father of fallen soldier US Army Sgt. Gregory L. Wahl KIA
Balad, Iraq 05-03-04.


andrew-coughlan-photoAndrew Coughlan

I fully support this project with my whole heart. I’m a veteran of OIF, and I lost two of my best friends on 19July04 and know many others who gave their lives for our freedom. I also lost a very close friend 13June06 in Afghanistan. This project is just the smallest thing we can do for them. As Americans, we owe it to them and their families.


adam-harris-photoOur family fully endorses this memorial for our fallen hero, our son, Adam, and in honor of all the men and women who have paid the ultimate price. What a beautiful honor we can pay them through this memorial, isn’t it the least we can do, for all they’ve done for their country and the American people. We must never forget this is the Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE! God Bless all in the continued efforts for the tireless work to make this happen.

Denise Bush
Gold Star Family of
PFC Adam Harris
KIA 22 Sep 04
OIF, Mosul, Iraq


jason-hendrix-photoMy family and Myself support this Memorial and all that it represents to Our Fallen Heroes and their Families.

Being the Father of a Fallen Hero I would like to visit this Memorial in my lifetime so that I can pay tribute and Honor All of my son’s Brother’s and Sister’s in Arms.

Russell Hendrix
Father of Fallen Soldier
Staff Sgt Jason R. Hendrix
02.16.05 Ramadi Iraq


brenna-crowson-photoBrenna Crowson

God Bless all our military folks. We love you and the memorial will be one way to publicly show our love for our soldiers.


picture-frame-guys-photoThe Picture Frame Guys supports and endorses this memorial remembering our fallen sons and daughters who fought bravely so that we may enjoy these, our American freedoms. We must not forget that our liberty from shining sea to shining sea is ultimately protected by the men and women in uniform who’s job it is every day to protect our country no matter what the price. Some of these soldiers pay the ultimate price by giving their lives for us. This we must never forget. This memorial is a fitting commemoration to accomplish this.

Endorsed by the Picture Frame Guys of Seattle, WA, a manufacturer of custom made picture frames.


frames4Less-photoWe at frames4less would like to remember all those who gave their lives to support our freedom and fight for our country. We think what freedommemorials.org provides is a great show of respect to those who have fought for us.


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